February 19th - 23rd. After a week of Carnaval, it was time to hit the beach. Itacaré is known as a chilled-out, hippie surfing town with dozens of world class beaches. The weather didn’t always cooperate, but the rain was refreshing and the bursts of sunshine were good enough. I spent one day surfing (or trying) and two lounging. The ocean was just what I needed. Although I squandered all the R+R by staying up all night on my last night there…I also caught the last night of Itacare’s carnaval, and spent much of the night dancing happily in the rain to bad Brazilian music.